how to pronounce basque


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basque is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of basque in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… Guernica in the Basque region of Spain …”

meanings of basque


  1. A member of a people living in the western Pyrenees and the Bay of Biscay in France and Spain.
  2. A woman's close-fitting bodice, underbodice, or corset having such a feature.
  3. The language of the Basque people.
  4. The part of a waistcoat etc. extending below the waist.


  1. Relative to the Basque people or their language.

basque frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word basque occurs in english on average 1.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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